“The strength of walls depends on the courage of those who guard them.”

– Genghis Khan


“Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.”

– Thomas Alva Edison


“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing.”

– Vince Lombardi


“Be sure to put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”

-Abraham Lincoln

The Wilbur Smith Difference

At Wilbur Smith our enthusiasm for the law and dedication to our clients is marrow deep.  We are structured as a team, not as individuals driven by billable hours and partnership committees.  In our law firm we are motivated by the needs of our clients and our lawyers are driven by an indefatigable commitment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

For nearly 50 years Wilbur Smith has been the preeminent criminal defense law firm in Southwest Florida. There is a need in our legal community for young, aggressive, versatile and skilled lawyers who think faster, respond quicker and work harder than the competition.  Representing a wide range of clients in both the criminal and civil markets places us in the position to fill that need.  As we grow and expand our practice areas we carry with us the principles which have guided us since being established in 1970.  We are a high-energy, collaborative group who measures success by answering one question:

Have we done everything possible for our client?

Sawyer C. Smith and Wilbur C. Smith, III

In 1970, Wilbur C. Smith, III, founded Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law, building a legacy of success and community trust in Southwest Florida.

Today, Sawyer C. Smith carries on this nearly 50 year old tradition of relentless dedication, tireless efforts and definitive results for our clients.

Our team of committed, compassionate and fearless lawyers and staff produce positive results in areas that profoundly impact the lives of our clients. We never forget that we are serving and protecting real people, and that family members and friends depend upon us. We have earned our standing as a premier Florida law firm one case – and one client – at a time.

Anything less than our most rigorous and exacting efforts would never meet our own standards. That has been, and remains, the Wilbur Smith Difference.


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